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SPRING SKI: Olympic Valley

Olympics 60 anniversary… reflection… and etymological research… learning something new every day… Nice first stay at Granlibakken… yummy dinner at Thai Kitchen at their new location at 877 N. Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City… surprising good snow… after a drought … Continue reading

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LAKE TAHOE: West Shore

Conflicting snow news and late start of the day make for a full sightseeing day… on the west shore… from the forest stroll at Ward Creek Park… to the slippery Eagle Rock climbing… picnicking on the lake shore at Ed … Continue reading

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18. VAL-DE-LOIRE: Saumur to Amboise

Another hot day in Loire Valley … to start in a troglodyte cave… the Saut-aux-Loups… mushroom cellars… too early for lunch… that’s what the next destination is for… Tours! We miss the marché artisanal in Tours… have lunch at Les … Continue reading

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17. VAL-DE-LOIRE: The Castle Triangle

On a hot day… hide in a castle… repeat three times… from the playful Château-Musée de Saumur… to the enchantments of the Azay-le-Rideau… closing the castle triangle with the Renaissance gardens of Villandry… après-chateaux in Saumur… lively place… no reservation, … Continue reading

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11. NORMANDY: Honfleur

Late start on Honfleur roofs after the long Fête de la Musique night… yummy surprise downstairs… it’s the Saturday market… so many good looking and tasting cheese… and sausages… olives & marinated garlic… baguette tradition & pain au céréales… fruits … Continue reading

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The day has come… to leave Paris… first we take a fast RER B to rent a car at the airport… then we start the new impressionist adventure… the first surprise pops up on the way to Giverny… a real … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING: Refuge by the Sea

A new tradition started last year… Thanksgiving at Asilomar… Refuge by the Sea… this time getting ready for a long awaited storm… after the most devastating Camp Fire… many thoughts on that… and the current state of the world… appreciating … Continue reading

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A day of flight… with all the associated delight… feels like a short commuting from London to Vienna… followed by a longer drive than we imagined… that makes us miss the Klimt Center on the Attersee… still enjoying the scenic … Continue reading

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4.LON: BritiShakespeare Day

Yummy early morning at Maitre Choux in South Kensington… on our way to see a newly reopened British Museum gallery… for a journey through China and South Asia… brush painting weaved with musical discoveries from around the world… loosely following … Continue reading

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11. RO: Sinaia to Bucharest

For several years now it just happens we are in the same place at the same time… Peleș Castle… Concursul de Eleganţă Sinaia! While the auto show is not a surprise anymore it is always enjoyable, and since we visited … Continue reading

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